West Briton, 1 July 1842

Thursday, 30 June

JAMES HOOPER, 24, was indicted for an infamous assault on ELIZABETH SYMONS. The parties were fellow servants in the house of Mr. WORTH, at Calstock. The prosecutrix, having admitted on her cross-examination that she had allowed very improper liberties to the prisoner, and it appearing that she had taken no legal step against him till her father required her to do so, the Court dismissed the more serious charge, and the jury acquitted the prisoner on the count for common assault.

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